Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, Amaretti Mocha Mousse, Hot Cardamom Cacao – 20 Minute Christmas Desserts With Nespresso

Nearly three decades ago when I was old enough to care about what went on in the kitchen of my parent's home, I would seek out this decadent aroma swirling there in the wee hours of the morning. It was the smell of coffee grounds doing their thing, percolating and bubbling their way to a glorious finish in my dad's well loved, tarnished stove-top coffee maker. I decided then that I would belong to the coffee camp all my life, a promise I have... Read More >>

Lamington Cake

A delightful picnic cake fashioned after the iconic Australian Lamington Slice has layers of tangy butter cake squashed together with homemade roasted rhubarb jam, drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with coconut. Hard to stop at one bite! The easiest layer cake you will ever make! Earlier this year I collaborated with CSR Sugar to invite baker’s across Australia to share their favourite sweet recipes and memories to be compiled and... Read More >>

Gingerbread Tiramisu

If there is one dessert you will make for Christmas, let it be this one. A Gingerbread Tiramisu that can be dressed up as a spectacular slab cake or in a small army of individual glass dessert cups as a rustic after dinner treat that you won't be able to resist. This is my favourite dessert, the one that shall pass my lips on my last day if there is time for it. It is so popular in our home that I make it once every couple of months. Come C... Read More >>

Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles

  When I was growing up, we only had popcorn at the movies. Twice, maybe thrice a year. Life was simple. Yet, that was enough to fuse a strand of thought in my head. One that connected popcorn with movies. One that compels me to make a batch of popcorn when we have family movie afternoons or crave a tub of overly salty, often cold popcorn when we have a movie date at Event Cinemas. Quite honestly, the popcorn in Australia leaves a lot t... Read More >>

Fiery Prawns On Wonton Crisps

   We had a dark and wet dungeon in the middle of our vegetable and fruit market in the little lake suburb I lived in back in India.  At least, that is what I thought it was when I was a little girl nimbly climbing down the massive wet stone steps into what seemed like a dark and very smelly (and noisy) space. To a seemingly unassuming and harried adult (like my dad), it was simply the fish market.       O... Read More >>

Pacific Oysters With Frozen Mango And Chilli Dressing

  It feels like summer in Sydney today. The mercury almost crept up to 38C where I live. Our towering trees have kept the house cool. I started the day with a mango smoothie so thick, you could only have it by scooping with a spoon. That cooled me down. Now that the cookbook is in the final stages of production, I seem to be getting a handle on life. Things have slowed down considerably in comparison and it is such a relief. I am develo... Read More >>